Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wonderful post about letters

Douglas Groothuis at the blog The Constructive Curmudgeon wrote a blog post on "Losing Our Letters."

I must say, I didn't find the article to be curmudgeonly at all. In fact, it's rather inspiring. 

Toward the end, he writes: 
"Simply because letters are irrepressibly personal, most of us still get a small (but not cheap) thrill from finding a letter in our mail box addressed to us in handwriting (and not machine produced)—a letter that often has a telltale thickness, indicating that it houses several pages, folded and written by human hands."
But, I think you should go read the entire piece. It's quite interesting.


~JarieLyn~ said...

A very good article. I read the whole thing and am thinking about printing it out and passing it along.

Annie said...

Thank you for sharing! I love what he says about the handwriting itself being able to communicate the writer's state of mind. It's not quite as telling as body language and facial expressions, but handwriting can add layers of meaning.

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